• Obama mingles with power brokers at Alfalfa Club luncheon

    Updated: 17 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama mingled with Washington power brokers at an Alfalfa Club luncheon. The gathering was at the home of lawyer Vernon Jordan, a confidant to President Bill Clinton. According to club history, the club is named after the alfalfa because the plant...

  • Super Bowl the final act of the NFL's worst season

    Updated: 30 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs. The disturbing headlines that began last February never slowed down for the NFL this season. The problems — most of them made worse by the ineffectual handling —...

  • Packers: Favre Hall of Fame induction banquet sold out

    Updated: 30 min ago

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A banquet for Brett Favre's induction into the Packers Hall of Fame is sold out. The Packers made the announcement Saturday. About 1,600 people are expected to attend the July 18 banquet. Favre's number, No. 4, will be retired at the event. Favre's name and...

  • Macedonia opposition leader accused of organizing a coup

    Updated: 31 min ago

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The leader of Macedonia's opposition was charged Saturday with preparing a coup and prevented from leaving the country. Zoran Zaev, leader of the Social Democratic Union party, was charged with "violence against representatives of the highest state...

  • Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

    Updated: 31 min ago

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town hall on Saturday to be evacuated with...

  • First Look: Viola Davis goes vigilante in 'Lila and Eve'

    Updated: 34 min ago

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez are grief-stricken mothers in "Lila and Eve," which premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Lila Wolcott (Davis) is broken when her 18-year-old son is gunned down in the street — an innocent victim in the wrong place...

  • Things to know about the Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Updated: 47 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is heading into its second month as Judge George O'Toole Jr. continues the process of questioning prospective jurors individually to find 18 people who can be fair and...

  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    Updated: 48 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and...

  • Spanish radical left party gets boost with huge Madrid rally

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — At least 100,000 people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year. Podemos supporters from across Spain...

  • Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy's president in the third day of balloting by lawmakers. He quickly set as priorities attention to his country's moribund economy and the need...

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